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How much does it cost to run a tenancy

This varies with tenancy and tenant. But there are certain expenses that are common to all households and some are unavoidable. We have put typical average weekly costs in the table below.

 

Single Person

1 Bed Flat

2 Bed Property

3 Bed Property

Rent *

£0.00

£14

£25

Water

£8.08

£8.08

£9.23

Council Tax **

£4.48

£4.48

£4.48

Gas & Electricity

£15.48

£16.35

£18.17

TV Licence ***

£5.60

£5.60

£5.60

Totals

£33.64

£48.51

£62.48

 

* Rent – based on rent £100, on full benefits received for a single person

** Council tax – based on working age and getting full council tax support

*** TV Licence – double payments for 1st year then £2.80 per week.

 

If you were receiving benefit of £73.10, after paying your priority bills above, you would have left for food, cleaning, travel, clothes, phone and entertainment:

  • 1 Bed Flat            - £39.46
  • 2 Bed property    - £24.59
  • 3 Bed Property    - £10.62